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What over-the-counter remedies can help treat mild to moderate psoriasis?

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A few other over-the-counter remedies can help treat psoriasis, including:

  • Moisturizers containing aloe vera, jojoba, zinc pyrithione, or capsaicin soften skin and relieve itching.
  • Bath solutions containing oil, oatmeal, or Dead Sea salts can help remove scale.
  • Scale lifters containing salicylic acid, lactic acid, or urea also remove scale.
  • Anti-itch creams containing calamine, hydrocortisone, camphor, or menthol can help relieve itching.

From: Solutions for Mild Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Jenny Murase, MD, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Bhosle, M. , June 2006. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Treatment," and "Psoriasis Treatment: Medicine Applied to the Skin."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Jenny Murase, MD, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Bhosle, M. , June 2006. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis Treatment," and "Psoriasis Treatment: Medicine Applied to the Skin."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

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